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This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Sony Device Aims To Turn Any Glasses Into Smart Glasses

Though you might not look so smart<p>Among the problems with Google Glass—and there are many—is a general lack of style. Those who don't wear glasses regularly can find it cumbersome, while those who do may find it doesn't play well with their existing models. Sony's aiming to solve those problems …

Solar Power Can Provide Hot Meals for the Masses

The Plate<p><b>In every one of my restaurants, each day begins with the same routine. Chefs receive their orders, line cooks start prepping their ingredients, and the front of the house starts polishing the silverware and setting the tables. Along with all of that, someone goes into the kitchen and</b> …

Out of Fuel, Venus Express Is Falling Gently to Its Death in Planet's Skies

After more than eight years orbiting Venus, the European spacecraft's comes to an end.<p>Just above the surface of Venus, one of Earth's most intrepid robots is slipping into a sulfuric hereafter.<p>Over the next few months, Venus Express will fall slowly through the 150-mile-thick (250 kilometers) …

Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 1.16 million shoppers' credit cards and debit cards.<p>Staples first announced it was investigating a potential data breach in the Northeast in October. Staples released details of its …

Oil price fall not Opec's fault, Gulf ministers say

<b>Oil-rich Gulf states have vowed not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for tumbling prices.</b><p>Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said "the spread of misleading information and speculation" had contributed to the 40% price fall.<p>Speaking in Abu Dhabi, …

Insight - As Ford closes, European rust belt seeks new ideas

GENK, Belgium (Reuters) - In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.<p>A worker leaves the factory for one of the final shifts at the Ford assembly plant in Genk December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir<p>Two car plants closed this month as companies …

Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem gets 2-year prison sentence in Silk Road case

Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in prison for assisting notorious online black market Silk Road.<p>Shrem, who was CEO at …

Stock Market - Oil 'Panic' Period Ends As Analysis Replaces Emotion

Yes, oil closed below $60 on Friday, but the U.S. stock market closed up – way up from Tuesday’s close. The Fed’s action/non-action might seem the cause, but that looks like coincidental timing. With oil stocks like Chevron selling at both extremely attractive valuations and strong price support …

Oil price crash is 'fault' of non-OPEC members, says Saudi oil minister

Prices will recover from current lows, says Saudi oil boss, as he dismisses claims crash in cost of oil is politically motivated<p>Oil prices will recover from their current lows, according to Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, but he blamed the slump on a “lack of co-operation” from countries who are not …

Did The Abe Government Fuel A Rise In Hostile Attitudes Towards China And South Korea?

Japanese hostile attitudes towards China and South Korea jumped to an all time high in the eleven months that have followed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasu­kuni Shrine.<p>The number of Japanese with hostile attitudes towards China rose by 2.4 percentage points from the previous survey in …

Dollar grinds higher, supported by rising Treasury yields

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar recovered ground late on Monday on rising U.S. Treasury yields that increased the greenback’s advantage over the euro, pushing it back down to a 2-1/2 year low in thin pre-holiday trade.<p>“We think the yields are the story here for the dollar. The two-year Treasury …

These Will Be The 12 Biggest Movies Of 2015

Not only are we getting a new "Star Wars" movie, but we'll finally see the next "Avengers" grouping, which has been nearly three years in the making.<p>Those two movies alone have the potential of being billion-dollar films.<p>In comparison, 2014 only had one movie gross $1 billion— "Transformers: Age of …

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US slaps sanctions on Putin's biker gang over Ukraine

The Night Wolves are blacklisted along with Crimean prosecutor who became separatists' pin-up girl<p>Vladimir Putin’s favourite biker has been targeted by new US sanctions against Moscow over the Kremlin’s armed intervention in Ukraine.<p>Barack Obama, the US president, issued an executive order this …